Craig briefs: Rotary sells Christmas trees each day of week
December 18, 2015
Rotary sells Christmas trees each day of weekRotary sells Christmas trees each day of week
Rotary sells Christmas trees each day of week
Rotary Club of Craig is selling Christmas Trees at a new location this year. Trees are available in the parking lot between Village Inn and O'Reilly Auto Parts. The tree lot is open 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Help support your local Rotary Club and its many projects locally and across the world.
Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots to host eventBears Ears Tea Party Patriots to host event
Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots to host event
The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots is hosting a Colorado Constitution class from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21 in Room No. 201 at the Bell Tower Building, 50 College Drive. No registration required. Donations will benefit Center for Self Governance.
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Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper on Jan. 6. The Daily Press is inviting City Council and Moffat County Commissioners to speak with newspaper representatives about how the paper can better cover government. Free coffee and pastries will be served. For more information, call 970-875-1788.
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According to a news release, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, D-Colorado, and Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Colorado, sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging her to complete the court-ordered environmental assessment for Trapper Mine in Craig, prior to April 30.
Trapper Mine's permit was covered through the same environmental review the U.S. District Court in Colorado deemed deficient for Coloywo Mine, but Trapper Mine was initially thought to be unaffected. Further review led to a negotiation with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement that requires a new environmental assessment in order to keep Trapper Mine operational.
Road status changes announced at DinosaurRoad status changes announced at Dinosaur
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The recent snowfall and arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access and services in many areas of the monument, according to a news release.
In Utah, roads through the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are maintained during winter. The Cub Creek Road is plowed to a parking area about 2.2 miles past the Green River bridge. The unpaved road to Josie Morris Ranch is closed, but open to hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing when conditions permit.
In Colorado, Harpers Corner Road is temporarily closed at Plug Hat Butte, five miles from U.S. Highway 40 for snowplowing operations. If conditions permit, the lower portion of the Harpers Corner Road is kept open to the Echo Park Road turnoff through Dec. 31, so hunters may access private and BLM land adjacent to the monument. On Jan. 1, the road closes at Plug Hat Butte, five miles from U.S. Highway 40. After the road closes to vehicular traffic for winter, portions of the Harpers Corner Road are open to snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing if snow conditions permit.
The Echo Park Road, Yampa Bench Road, Island Park Road, portions of the Deerlodge Road, and the road to Gates of Lodore are not maintained and travel on them is not advised during winter.
Ensure someone knows where you are going and when you are expected to return. Spending a night in your vehicle stuck in a winter storm until either your family or employer wonders where you are can be a life-threatening situation. Night time temperatures can plummet below zero.
For the prepared, winter is a wonderful time to visit Dinosaur National Monument. Days are cold, but solitude is readily available. Wildlife, such as deer, elk and bighorn sheep, may be seen along the rivers. Be alert for animals crossing roads particularly at dawn and dusk.
For more information on Dinosaur National Monument, call 435-781-7700. Visit on the web at nps.gov/dino. Look for DinosaurNPS on Facebook and twitter.
Safety improvements on Highway 9 on holdSafety improvements on Highway 9 on hold
Safety improvements on Highway 9 on hold
The Colorado Department of Transportation announced it has completed this year's work for the safety and improvements project on an 11-mile segment of Colorado Highway 9 between Kremmling and Silverthorne.
The work is expected to last until mid-July 2017, with a winter break, mid-November through March.
As of Wednesday, construction on Colo. 9 will be suspended for the winter. Some fencing work may be necessary to wrap up the project but is expected to be complete by the end of week of Nov. 30. No traffic impacts are expected through March 2016.
If you have questions, contact the public information team at 970-724-4724 or sh9kremmling@publicinfo